Fiend (2014)

'Fiend' is a solo performance that uses Nijinsky's 'Afternoon of a Faun' as a starting point to explore themes of connection, how we see and how we are seen. 

The work is the first collaboration between dance artist Tim Casson and video technician Tom Butterworth and uses innovative manipulation of live video to present multiple versions of the same performer that interact through well-timed choreographic action.

'Fiend' questions the idea of a solo performance as projected video reveals a magical world where the performer multiplies. As his actions are relocated in time and re-told in a new context, a very human character emerges, searching for connection in his virtual world.


  • Performed and Choreographed by Tim Casson

  • Computer Programming and Operation by Tom Butterworth

  • Duration: 20 Minutes

  • Music: Claude Debussy and Jamie McCarthy

  • Costuming: Jay Barry Matthews

  • Supported by dancedigital & University of Bedfordshire, Greenwich Dance, Jasmin Vardimon Company and Arts Council England.


  • dancedigital Festival (UK) April 2014

  • Lyon Biennale de la Danse OFF (FR) September 2014

  • Brighton Digital Festival (UK) September 2014

  • Sadler's Wells Wild Card (UK) March 2015

  • Festival Quartiers Danses, Montreal (CA) September 2017